Middle East

The Middle East (also Mid-East in US usage) is a region that roughly encompasses a majority of Western Asia (excluding the Caucasus) and Egypt. The term is used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. Arabs, Persians and Turks comprise the largest ethnic groups in the region by population, while Kurds, Azeris, Copts, Jews, Assyrians, Maronites, Circassians, Somalis, Armenians, Druze and other denominations form a significant minority.The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, and the region has generally been a major center of world affairs.
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  • Yet Another Overseas Executive Departs Twitter

    … Twitter’s overseas operations took yet another hit, as managing director of Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and North Africa Parminder Singh is leaving the company. Earlier this week, vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly made a similar announcement. Singh announced his move…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 21 readers -
  • Twitter Loses Another International Executive

    … Twitter vice president of media for the Asia-Pacific region, Middle East and North Africa Rishi Jaitly is leaving the company later this month. Jaitly announced the move in a series of tweets (embedded below), saying that after four years with the social network, he was “sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social Twitter- 17 readers -
  • Reporters, Editors Still Rely on ‘Old Media’ (Study)

    … dominated North America and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), at 74 percent. Earned media was a leading channel for driving influence, at 37 percent of respondents, while social media was cited by 28 percent. 40 percent of journalists feel that in order to succeed in today’s media landscape, they must have influence across multiple platforms…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 20 readers -
  • 2016 Facebook and Instagram Awards Winners

    … Facebook announced the winners of its 2016 Facebook and Instagram Awards. The social network highlighted the following trends among this year’s entries in an email to SocialTimes: More than three-quarters of winning entries from Europe and the Middle East included a video component, with that figure reaching 80 percent in the Asia-Pacific…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • Opportunities in Asia for WhatsApp (Infographic)

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 29, 2016 - 4:30 PM Latin America is a stronghold for WhatsApp, while North America presents a weak spot, but the biggest opportunity for the Facebook-owned messaging application may be in Asia. GlobalWebIndex shared the infographic below showing WhatsApp usage by region, and GWI said in an email to SocialTimes…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 24 readers -
  • 2016 Facebook Awards: Submissions Begin Jan. 8

    Facebook will begin accepting submissions on Jan. 8 for the 2016 Facebook Awards. The Facebook Awards, formerly the Facebook Studio Awards, recognize the best creative work on the social network’s platform, and the fifth year of the initiative brought some changes along with it. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that in an effort to “further internationalize” the Faceb ...

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebook- 21 readers -
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